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Train Information from Barcelona to Girona

distanceDistance53 miles (86 km)
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Girona cover the 53 miles (86 km) long trip taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Girona.

Train companies

Renfe and AVE between Barcelona and Girona

Travel from Barcelona to Girona from £15 with Omio’s train partners Renfe and AVE! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.


Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

  • Average Price: £15

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Barcelona and Girona and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Trains from Barcelona to Girona

The route between Barcelona and Girona is serviced by the Spanish state-owned railway company Renfe, with 16 traditional and two high-speed trains each day. All journeys are direct, and take between about 40 and 80 minutes to complete.

 Barcelona to Girona Train Time: Daily Departures

There are 18 trains from Barcelona to Girona each weekday. The earliest leaves at about 7:00 am and the last at about 10:00 pm. The trains leave approximately hourly.

 How long is the journey by train from Barcelona to Girona?

The train journey between Barcelona and Girona is relatively quick, taking between 40 minutes and just over an hour.  (Most trips lrave from Barcelona Sants, the central railway station. All of these trips take 40 minutes to complete. Journeys departing from other stations take longer.)

 What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to Girona?

 Departure train station: Most of the trains  (15 of the 18 daily trains) headed from Barcelona to Girona leave from the Barcelona Sants station - the main station in Barcelona. The station is situated in west Barcelona, and is easily accessed by metro trains, bus or taxi. 

One midmorning train each day leaves from the Sant Adreu Comtal, set in a traditional area of Barcelona, and linked to the main station by metro lines. The final departure of each day is from the Barcelona El Clot Arago station, set in the Sant Marti district of Barcelona. This station is also linked to the main station by the commuter rail service.

 Arrival train station:  The arrival station, in all cases is the Girona main station. Girona is a deeply historical attraction; the station is about 0.6 miles from the historical city centre. The local bus station is right next door, and the centre is also well served by taxis. An underground passenger facility offers numerous shops and restaurants. 

 Which train companies travel from Barcelona to Girona?

Only Renfe, the Spanish state-owned train operator, travels from Barcelona to Girona, using mostly traditional (not high-speed) trains. (Only the two later evening journeys from  Barcelona Sants each day offers the high-speed service through Renfe AVE.) The distance covered is short - just over 50 miles. The journey, in most cases, takes about 40 minutes. All trains travel a direct route between Barcelona and Girona.

Trains Barcelona Girona: Services on Board

First and second class travel is available. First class travel offers more comfortable seating in leather seats, plus a newspaper.  The two high speed trains each day offer second, second+ and first class travel. The major difference between the classes is the level of seating comfort.

Each passenger is allowed three pieces of luggage. The combined weight of the luggage should not exceed 25 kg. Bicycles are allowed as long as they are folded and placed inside a protective cover.  Small pets are accommodated on board, as long as they are kept in a container.

Assistance for the disabled is available, and should be arranged prior to the date of departure.

 How to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Girona?

Ticket prices vary considerably during each day. Booking online is advisable, to allow for comparison of prices at different times, and between traditional and high-speed trains. Booking in advance also allows the securing special deals, as does flexibility with respect to dates.  

Travel Tips

Trains from Barcelona to Girona
Travel by train to Girona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Girona.
How much does a cheap train from Barcelona to Girona cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Girona to cost as little as £15  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Barcelona to Girona on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Barcelona to Girona is £15  one way.
What is the distance by train from Barcelona to Girona?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Barcelona and Girona via train to be approximately 53 miles (86 km).
What is the average Barcelona to Girona train duration?
The Barcelona to Girona train duration is on average 38 min, which is to be expected when travelling 53 miles (86 km) from Barcelona to Girona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from Barcelona to Girona do I depart from? Which Girona train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Girona.

Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Girona? Where is the train station in Girona located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Girona and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Girona.

Which train companies should I travel with from Barcelona to Girona?
If you're looking for trains from Barcelona to Girona, you can rely on Renfe or Renfe AVE to get you to Girona. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Barcelona to Girona trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Girona from Barcelona?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Barcelona to Girona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Girona? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Girona?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Barcelona at 05: 05. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 20: 40. Check Omio for the latest train times from Barcelona to Girona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets from Barcelona to Girona to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Barcelona and Girona to cost on average £15 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Barcelona to Girona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your trip from Barcelona to Girona.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: A1, A2
Metro lines: L3, L5
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17